Monday, September 20, 2010

Searching for Gold

We set off yesterday in search of some Colorado gold.

And boy, did we find some!
Since I'll be in Arkansas next weekend (Woo Pig Sooie!) and we have plans the weekend after that, we knew we had to seize the day if we wanted to see the aspens in all their golden glory. I was worried that we wouldn't see any color because things at our elevation are just beginning to change. Not so in the high country though. I kinda think that things will peak this week and after next weekend the leaves will be gone. {Note to local friends: Go soon!}

It was a beautiful day to be outside and we ended up at Mueller State Park. We haven't been there in several years but it was just as beautiful as I remembered. We enjoyed a couple of short hikes and the nature pond, where everyone but me saw salamander. We stopped at The Donut Mill in Woodland Park on our way home and ran into Santa Claus (from The North Pole). He was in his street clothes handing out candy canes. Abbey got a kick out of that!

We had a really great day. And a great weekend! Hope you did too! Oh, and please don't let the gorgeous fall foliage in the pictures fool you. It's been really HOT here lately. Who took my nice cool weather away?

9 comments:

Leah Belle said...

AWESOME! Just plain ol' awesome!!

Lauren said...

Oh how I wish I lived in CO!!!! You just don’t get those kinds of pictures in FL!!!! :(

Carpool Queen said...

We're in the 90s all week. Shoot me now.

Stephanie's Mommy Brain said...

We had a great weekend! Friday night we drove over to Connecticut and stayed at a hotel. Then Sat. morning we crossed the line into Mass. and attended the Big E (basically a really big fair). Sunday morning we went swimming (indoor pool!) and drove home. My guys rode a small roller coaster (but not a baby one) and wanted to do it again! A fun weekend for our family memory books!!

Sami said...

The last photo is BEAUTIFUL! How cool to have that in your own backyard :)

Kellie said...

Beautiful.

I was surprised to see your kiddos is summer clothes! Glad you are getting a taste of Indian Summer...we too are experiencing warmer days...but the trees are starting to turn in spite of the hot weather. Looking forward to the full fall foliage in the days to come!

Kecia said...

How gorgeous!
I'm sad to tell you we decided not to visit my bro. in Col. Sprgs this Thanksgiving after all ($ and miles). But we're going to try to swing up next summer from Glorieta--hopefully we can see you, too!

*carrie* said...

Mer,

Oh, love those CO aspens! My parents are en route home right now . . .

How exciting that John has another book coming out!

Hoping you'll post the movie suggestions--we need some.

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

My mom told me last week (or two weeks ago?) that it was peak time there!!